The Upper Struve Slough Enhancement Project is a multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed restoration project. The Project’s primary purpose is to reduce flood risk over an eight-acre area, improving conditions for at least seven (7) parcels. The project would also improve water quality through stormwater capture and infiltration, and restore and enhance native habitat by removing invasive vegetation, planting native species, and implementing wetland watershed protection measures. The Project includes the following objectives:
• Capture urban run-off directly from culvert outfalls and redirect it to retention ponds or bioswales;
• Reduce erosion and flooding on adjacent properties by implementing bank stabilization measures;
• Enhance and restore native wetland and riparian habitat by removing invasive vegetation;
• Alleviate flooding within adjacent residential areas, roads, and other stormwater and public utilities
infrastructure by implementing flood and flood risk reduction measures; and
• Provide a public demonstration of urban run-off and watershed restoration best practices.
The Project supports the City’s overall goal to develop habitat and water quality improvement projects within the
Struve Slough watershed, which is listed as an impaired waterbody by the State of California. Additionally, the
Project aligns with the City’s Climate Change Resiliency Measures and Climate Action Plan.